We gave birth the voters!
It's About Time!
Women had long fought for other issues in society. They fought to end the evils of slavery and rid the nation of the horrible effects of alcohol. In many of the nation's past wars, they served their country in a number of capacities. Eventually women organized to fight for their RIGHT TO VOTE!
Several key figures participated in this reform movement. Some of the most famous were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Bloomer, and Sojourner Truth.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony worked to gain rights for women. She once gave a speech stating that a woman in an unhappy marriage was similar to a slave.
Sojourner Truth has fought for the fights of African Americans. She then turned her efforts to the rights of women. She was one of the powerful speakers at the Seneca Falls Convention. Her quote "Ain't I a woman" is still inspirational to women to day.
Seneca Falls Convention